Definition of Bestiality

1. Noun. The stupid brutal quality of a beast.

Generic synonyms: Inhumaneness, Inhumanity
Derivative terms: Bestial

2. Noun. Sexual activity between a person and an animal.

Definition of Bestiality

1. n. The state or quality of being bestial.

Definition of Bestiality

1. Noun. (archaic) A status of lower animal. ¹

2. Noun. (archaic) An animal-like instinct or behaviour. ¹

3. Noun. (archaic) A mark, trait, or emblem of a beast. ¹

4. Noun. Sexual activity between a human and another species. ¹

5. Noun. (dated) Bestial in nature, savagery, inhumanity, like (or akin to) an animal: "Man's bestiality to man" ¹

6. Noun. (dated) Any abstract entity similar to a beast. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bestiality

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Bestiality

1. Sexual relations with an animal. Synonym: zooerastia. Origin: L. Bestia, beast (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bestiality

bestatin
bestay
bestead
besteaded
besteading
besteads
besteal
bestealing
besteals
bested
bestep
bestest
bestial
bestialise
bestialities
bestiality (current term)
bestialization
bestialize
bestialized
bestializes
bestializing
bestially
bestials
bestiarian
bestiaries
bestiary
bestick
besticking
besticks
bestie

Literary usage of Bestiality

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1. "Over There" with the Australians by R. Hugh Knyvett (1918)
"CHAPTER XXXIII THE FORCING-HOUSE OF bestiality THE Germans have given to us an illustration, though such was not needed by thinking men to convince them of ..."

2. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"SODOMY, bestiality, AND BUGGERY 125. Sodomy is carnal copulation against the order of nature by man with man; or in the same unnatural manner with woman; ..."

3. Psychopathia Sexualis, with Especial Reference to the Antipathic Sexual by Richard Krafft-Ebing (1922)
"But there is another group of cases falling well within the category of bestiality, in which decidedly a pathological basis exists, indicated by heavy taint ..."

4. The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence by Alfred Swaine Taylor (1873)
"Sodomy is commonly understood to signify unnatural intercourse between man and man, while bestiality implies unnatural intercourse with animals. ..."

5. Medicolegal Aspects of Moral Offenses by Léon Henri Thoinot, Arthur Wisswald Weysse (1911)
"bestiality is in a large number of cases a function of degeneracy: it has all the ... bestiality. IT will be recalled that in the chapters devoted to public ..."

6. Handbook of Criminal Law by William Lawrence Clark, William Ephraim Mikell (1915)
"... them that sexual intercourse should be continued.87 It has been held that these statutes are constitutional.88 SODOMY, bestiality, AND BUGGERY 125. ..."

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